It’s time to do that chore you’ve put away for so long. While it may seem like it is so hard to clean an oven, if you do it the right way, it’s pretty simple. In this article, we will show you how to clean an oven in different ways and answer some questions you may have about your oven.
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How To Use Dr Magic Oven Cleaner
To use this cleaner for your oven, do the following…
Step 1: Open your oven door.
Step 2: Spray the Dr magic oven cleaner all over the oven interior. Make sure to keep your face away while you do this because the cleaner has strong chemicals in it.
Step 3: Get a cloth and wipe the oven interior. The dirt should come right off.
How To Steam Clean An Oven
To steam clean an oven, do the following…
Step 1: Get an oven safe bowl or pot and fill it with water.
Step 2: Place the bowl in the oven and close the door.
Step 3: Set the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-60 minutes to loosen up all the dirt and grease in he oven.
Step 4: Leave the oven to cool down.
Step 5: Take out the bowl and wipe the oven with a soft cloth.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to steam clean an oven.
How To Clean A Dirty Oven Easily
A very easy way to clean a dirty oven is by steam cleaning it. To steam clean an oven, a bowl of water is placed inside. The oven is set to heat for about an hour or so. As the oven heats up, the steam from the water loosens the dirt and grime. If you would like a more detailed explanation of how to steam clean your oven, read the section directly above.
How Do I Clean Oven Racks
To clean the racks in your oven, do the following…
Step 1: Place a towel on the bottom of your bathtub. This is to prevent the racks from damaging your tub. If you do not want to use your bathtub for this, get a bowl big enough to fit your oven racks.
Step 2: Plug the bathtub drain.
Step 3: Place the oven racks on the towel.
Step 4: Pour some hot water in the bathtub till it submerges the racks completely.
Step 5: Pour a cup of laundry detergent into a bowl and dissolve it with some hot water.
Step 6: Pour the dissolved detergent over the racks.
Step 7: Leave the racks for about 6-8 hours. If possible, leave them overnight in order to remove all the grease and dirt.
Step 8: After 8 hours, scrub the racks with a soft sponge. It shouldn’t be hard to get rid of all the dirt.
Step 9: Rinse the racks under some cool water.
Step 10: Return the racks to your oven.
The video below will show you how to clean dirty oven racks.
How Do I Clean An Oven Glass
To clean your oven door glass, follow these steps…
Step 1: Open your oven door.
Step 2: Pour some water all over the glass.
Step 3: Sprinkle some baking soda on the door glass.
Step 4: Leave the baking soda to sit for about 1 minute.
Step 5: Cut out a piece of foil and form a ball.
Step 6: Scrub the glass with the foil till all the grease is gone.
Step 7: Wipe the glass using a damp paper towel.
Step 8: If you see any streaks of baking soda, clean with water.
Step 9: Wipe the glass with a towel or soft cloth.
How To Clean An Oven Overnight
To clean an oven overnight, do the following…
Step 1: Get an oven safe bowl.
Step 2: Pour a quarter cup of ammonia into the bowl.
Step 3: Place the bowl of ammonia in the oven and leave overnight. Do not turn the oven on.
Step 4: In the morning, take out the ammonia and discard it.
Step 5: Scrub the oven with a soft damp sponge and a little soap.
Step 6: Wipe the oven clean using a towel.
Note: If you want to use the self-clean feature of your oven, do not leave it unattended. You need to monitor this process to prevent accidents. So, it won’t be safe to use the self-clean feature overnight.
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How To Clean An Oven Quickly With Lemon
To clean your oven with lemon, follow the steps below…
Step 1: Pour a cup of lemon and a tablespoon of cornstarch into a plate.
Step 2: Heat the lemon and cornstarch till it starts thickening up.
Step 3: Once it has thickened remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Step 4: Once the mixture is cool pour a little dishwashing soap into it and mix thoroughly.
Step 5: Apply the mixture all over the interior of your oven.
Step 6: Leave the mixture to sit for about 15 minutes.
Step 7: After 15 minutes, scrub the oven with a soft sponge.
Step 8: Wipe the oven with a damp towel.
How To Get Oven Cleaner Residue Off
To get oven cleaner residue off, do the following…
Step 1: Wipe off the residue with a soft sponge as much as you can.
Step 2: Combine some water with vinegar.
Step 3: Dip the sponge into the water and vinegar mixture then thoroughly wipe the oven with it.
Step 4: Repeat this as many times as you need to.
How To Clean An Oven With Vinegar
To clean your oven with vinegar, follow these steps…
Step 1: Mix half a cup of warm water and half a cup of vinegar into a bowl.
Step 2: Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle.
Step 3: Spray the vinegar and water mixture all over the oven.
Step 4: Leave to sit for 10-20 minutes.
Step 5: Scrub the oven with a sponge.
Step 6: Wipe the oven with a towel.
How To Clean An Oven With Baking Soda
To clean an oven with baking soda, do the following…
Step 1: Make a paste using baking soda and water. Do not make the paste too loose.
Step 2: Open the oven door.
Step 3: Apply the paste on the walls of the oven’s interior. Make sure you don’t apply the paste on the oven’s heating elements.
Step 4: Once you are done applying the paste, leave it to sit for a few hours. If you can, leave it overnight.
Step 5: After a few hours, spray some vinegar on the walls of the oven.
Step 6: Scrub the oven with a soft sponge.
Step 7: Once you are done scrubbing, wipe off the baking soda paste.
Step 8: Spray some water in the oven to rinse.
Step 9: Wipe the oven with a cloth.
Step 10: Shut the door of the oven.
How To Clean A Zanussi Oven Glass Door
To clean a Zanussi oven door, do the following…
Step 1: Open the oven door.
Step 2: Push the small buttons on the sides of the top door panel.
Step 3: Set the panel aside.
Step 4: Carefully slide out the glass.
Step 5: Dip a cloth into some soapy water and clean the glass.
Step 6: Spray some water on the glass to rinse.
Step 7: Wipe the glass with a micro fiber cloth.
Step 8: Slide the glass back making sure that it is well positioned.
Step 9: Push the top panel into place.
Step 10: Close the oven door.
The video below will walk you through the process of removing your door glass for cleaning.
How To Clean A Camper Oven
Here’s how to clean a camper oven…
Step 1: First, make sure that the oven is off.
Step 2: Open the oven door an sweep out any debris in the oven.
Step 3: Pour some warm water and soap into a bowl.
Step 4: Soak a soft sponge with the water and soap.
Step 5: Wring the sponge till it is just damp.
Step 6: Scrub the oven interior with the sponge.
Step 7: If your oven has tough spots, make a paste using baking soda and vinegar.
Step 8: Apply the paste to the tough spots using the sponge.
Step 9: Leave the paste for 30 minutes.
Step 10: After 30 minutes, scrub the spots with the sponge.
Step 11: Wipe the oven with a damp towel.
How To Clean Oven Knobs
To clean an oven knob, do the following…
Step 1: Carefully pull out the knob.
Step 2: Pour some warm water and cleaning solution into a bowl.
Step 3: Drop the oven knob into the water and leave for about 10 minutes. You can also take out the other oven knobs and drop into the water.
Step 4: While the oven knob is soaking, use a damp paper towel to clean the surrounding area of the knob.
Step 5: After 10 minutes, scrub the oven knob or knobs with a brush and rinse under some cool water.
Step 6: Dry the oven knob with a towel.
Step 7: Position the knob and push it back in.
The video below will show you how to clean oven knobs.
How To Clean The Fan In A Fan Assisted Oven
To clean the fan in an oven, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug your oven.
Step 2: Using a screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the fan cover in place.
Step 3: Unscrew the nut on the fan blade using a socket wrench. The nut is reverse threaded. This means that you will need to turn the nut clockwise to unscrew.
Step 4: Place the fan blade in a container filled with warm water and cleaning solution.
Step 5: Leave the blade for 10-15 minutes.
Step 6: Clean the fan blade with a soft sponge and rinse.
Step 7: Once the fan blade is dry, return it using the bolt to secure it to the oven.
Step 8: Screw the fan cover back and plug the oven in.
Do You Need To Clean An Oven Before First Use?
Yes, you do. While it may seem weird to clean an oven when it has been used, cleaning will remove any smell and dirt it may have come with. To clean your oven, do the following…
Step 1: Pour some water and soap into a bowl.
Step 2: Take out the racks from the oven.
Step 3: Wash the racks with the soap and water then rinse.
Step 4: Leave the racks to dry.
Step 5: Dip a soft sponge into the soap and water and lightly scrub the oven interior.
Step 6: Wash the sponge under some water and use it to wipe the oven clean from all the soap.
Step 7: Wipe the oven with a towel.
Step 8: Return the racks and your oven is ready to use.
Best Way To Clean An Oven Top Gas
To clean an oven top gas cooktop, do the following…
Step 1: First, ensure that the cooktop is cool.
Step 2: Next, remove the burner grates.
Step 3: Wash the burner grates in hot soapy water using a sponge.
Step 4: Rinse the grates and leave them to dry.
Step 5: Remove the caps on the burners.
Step 6: Also wash them in some hot soapy water.
Step 7: Rinse the caps, then leave them to dry.
Step 8: Using a paper towel, wipe away any food residue from the cooktop.
Step 9: Fill a bowl with hot water and pour a big amount of dishwashing soap into it.
Step 10: Put on some gloves. You can skip this if you like.
Step 11: Dip a soft sponge into the hot soapy water and thoroughly scrub the cooktop. Be very careful around the burners.
Step 12: Spray the cooktop with some fresh water and wipe it off with clean paper towels.
Step 13: If there is food blocking the burners’ ignition, clear it away using a toothbrush.
Step 14: If the control panel is dirty, spray it with glass cleaner and wipe with a paper towel.
Step 15: Return the burner caps and the cooktop grates.
The video below will show you how to clean your gas cooktop.
GE Steam Clean Oven: How To Use
To use the steam clean feature in a GE oven, do the following..
Step 1: Wipe off any food or grease in the oven as soon as it has cooled down.
Step 2: Pour a cup of water at the bottom of the oven.
Step 3: Shut the door and turn the oven on.
Step 4: Press the steam clean button.
Step 5: Once the cycle is over, scrub the oven interior with a soft sponge.
Step 6: Wipe the oven with a towel.
The video below will show you how to steam clean a GE oven.
Do Dishwasher Tablets Clean Ovens?
Yes, they do. To clean an oven using a dishwasher tablet, do the following…
Step 1: First, remove the burnt bits of food. You can do this with a plastic scraper
Step 2: Wipe the oven with a paper towel and take out the racks.
Step 3: Dip the white part of the dishwasher tab into some warm water.
Step 4: Scrub the oven with the tablet. Avoid scrubbing the heating element when doing this.
Step 5: Wipe out the pieces of the dishwasher tab from the oven using some paper towels.
Step 6: Spray some water in the oven to rinse.
Step 7: Wipe the oven’s interior with a soft cloth.
Step 8: Return the racks and shut the door.
The video below will give you a visual of how to use a dishwasher tablet to clean an oven.
How To Clean An Oven FAQ
What Is The Difference Between Self Clean and Easy Clean Ovens?
A self clean oven removes dirt and grime by burning it off. When the self clean feature is selected, the oven turns on and heats to very high temperatures. As the oven heats up, the dirt turns to ashes.An easy clean oven is still manually cleaned, however, the interior design makes it easier to do this than with a normal oven.
Are Self-Cleaning Ovens Safe During Pregnancy?
The fumes which come out from the oven aren’t pleasant and could be somewhat dangerous during pregnancy. Instead of using your oven’s self-clean feature, use a more natural method like lemon, baking soda, or vinegar.
Can You Self Clean An Oven Overnight?
This isn’t a safe thing to do. Since the oven will produce fumes, you will end up inhaling so much of it in your sleep. Not only that, but it is also not advised to leave the oven unassisted during this process.
Can You Clean An Oven With Dish Soap?
Yes, it is okay to use dish soap to clean an oven.
Can You Clean An Oven With Vinegar?
Yes, you can. Vinegar can help get rid of tough stains in your oven.
Can You Clean An Oven With Bleach?
Yes, you could. However, it isn’t the best thing to use. If you want to use bleach to clean your oven, make sure to use a little and dilute it with water.
Can You Clean Oven Racks In A Dishwasher?
This actually depends on your oven brand. Some racks are dishwasher safe while others are not. Check the owner’s manual to know if it is safe to do this or not.
How Much Does It Cost To Get My Oven Cleaned
It costs about $50-$100. This is just an estimate, it could be more or less. However, if you clean it yourself, it will cost you your time and a few basic ingredients.
How Often Should I Clean My Oven?
You should clean you oven once every 3 months or as soon as you notice smoke while using it.